7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

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7 days in Nova Scotia Itinerary

Portland
Drive:  8​h 15​min
Annapolis Royal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Lunenburg
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Halifax
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
Portland

1
day
Annapolis Royal

Annapolis Royal, formerly known as Annapolis, is a Canadian town located in the western part of Annapolis County, Nova Scotia.Annapolis Royal was the French settlement of Port Royal (briefly Charlesfort) until the Siege of Port Royal in 1710 by Britain. On the 11th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Port-Royal National Historic Site, then don't miss a visit to Annapolis Tidal Generating Station, then admire the natural beauty at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort Anne National Historic Site.

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Portland, USA to Annapolis Royal is an approximately 8-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Portland to Annapolis Royal. In July, plan for daily highs up to 78°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Lunenburg.

Things to do in Annapolis Royal

Sightseeing Wildlife Areas Museums
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Fort Anne National Historic Site
Port-Royal National Historic Site
Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

2
days
Lunenburg

An hour's drive from Halifax's international airport, Luneburg boasts both colorful buildings and a colorful history, as well as status as a World Heritage Site.
On the 12th (Wed), sample the fine beverages at Ironworks Distillery, then admire all the interesting features of Bluenose II, then stop by The Lunenburg Makery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Anglican Church. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Hirtle's Beach, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

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You can drive from Annapolis Royal to Lunenburg in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Annapolis Royal in July, you will find days in Lunenburg are slightly colder (70°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Halifax.

Things to do in Lunenburg

Tours Sightseeing Adventure

Side Trip

Hirtle's Beach
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Walking tours
St. John's Anglican Church
Ironworks Distillery

3
days
Halifax

The largest city on Canada's eastern coastline, Halifax boast a rich maritime history and occupies a strategically important location with one of the world's greatest natural harbors.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Clam Harbour Beach and Lawrencetown Beach. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Halifax Public Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Sullivan's Pond, and take an in-depth tour of Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

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You can drive from Lunenburg to Halifax in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 73°F in July, and nighttime lows around 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Halifax

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Sullivan's Pond, Clam Harbour Beach, Lawrencetown Beach
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Lawrencetown Beach
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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